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L&N STEM Academy Named 2013 Reward School

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The TSIN congratulates L&N STEM Academy on being named a 2013 Reward School for Performance, scoring in the top 5 percent on statewide achievement tests. As a platform school of the TSIN, L&N STEM Academy promotes STEM for All. The school is non-selective (the student body is composed of students who express an interest in attending and are chosen by lottery) and designed to encourage local educational innovation.

Being named a Reward School is a tremendous honor and a testament to the hard work of educators, students, and parents.

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TSIN Responds to 2012-2013 TCAP Results

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The Tennessee Department of Education released state-level results for the 2012-2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) yesterday. Tennessee students once again made gains on this year’s test, and particularly strong growth was shown in STEM subjects over last year. Proficiency in Algebra II is up 8.7 percentage points, Biology is up 6.4 points, and Algebra I is up 5 points.

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Tennessee STEM Education Caucus Holds Second Briefing

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The TSIN was honored to co-host, along with the American Chemical Society, the Tennessee STEM Education Caucus’ briefing on the state of STEM education in Tennessee. The briefing, which is viewable online here, was held at the Tennessee state capitol yesterday and was attended by a number of legislators and STEM professionals. Tennessee’s STEM Education Caucus is bipartisan and bicameral and was the first state STEM caucus in the nation. Sen. Jim Tracy began by explaining his proposed Senate Bill […]

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Statewide Network Enables Sharing of Best Practices

[This is TSIN Director of Client Engagement Wesley Hall’s post from this week’s SCORE Sheet] Two weeks ago I stood in the gymnasium of Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee to participate in the ribbon cutting of the region’s new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) middle school. An overflowing crowd of excited students, parents, business leaders, and elected officials lined the gymnasium and wound through the hallways to hear how the school was going to stand out in a region […]

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The TSIN Opens Three New STEM Schools Across Tennessee

From the Tennessee Dept. of Education newsroom: NASHVILLE – Amid a national movement in education to better prepare students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee Department of Education announces the opening of three new STEM-focused schools this year. The new programs are part of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a collaboration between the department and Battelle Memorial Institute. “STEM is an important part of our statewide effort to increase the rigor and relevance of our students’ education,” […]

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